If you have a cavity or an infected tooth, one of the first things you may notice is sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. Your tooth may feel tender or sore when you consume these beverages and foods. You may also experience this when you eat very sugary foods. This is a sure sign of tooth decay.
If you feel pain or discomfort when chewing on a routine basis, particularly around a single tooth, this is an indicator that the tooth may be damaged or infected, and you should get help from an endodontist right away.
A toothache that lasts 1-2 days or longer and gets worse over time is one of the most common indicators of a tooth infection. Tooth pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong, so you need to get help ASAP.
Due to the infection, the gum tissue around the tooth may be inflamed, puffy, and discolored. In some cases of advanced tooth infections, the tooth itself may even be discolored and look grayish, yellow, light brown, or another abnormal color.
Tooth infections are one of the leading causes of premature tooth loss. Get the help you need to restore your smile! If you want more information regarding our services, take a look at our frequently asked questions.